Johannesburg

In the Shadow of the Isandlwana: The Rorke’s Drift Arts and Craft Centre Story Screening

Please join us for the screening of

In the Shadow of the Isandlwana: The Rorke’s Drift Arts and Craft Centre Story
Thursday, 12 May: 6-8pm
David Krut Bookstore at 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood

As perhaps the oldest running arts and craft centre in South Africa, the Evangelical Lutheran Centre Arts and Craft Centre in Rorke’s Drift becomes a prism through which the challenges of development in South Africa are seen, through the lens of the arts. Rorke’s Drift, while acclaimed as the first art school for black artists in South Africa, is also the site of a dramatic military battle in the Anglo-Zulu War, coming within 24 hours of its more famous one, Isandlwana, which lies less than 20 km away.

The documentary takes one on a journey through this remote arts centre’s history and current issues, as it seeks out strategies to ensure its survival, providing work and training, and to continue the legacy of its internationally renowned arts and crafts.

The screening is free but space is limited. Please RSVP with [email protected]

The screening will also take place at the Johannesburg Art Gallery on Saturday, 14 May from 10h00-12h00, to coincide with an exhibition of work on show by artists from Rorke’s Drift.